As the region’s premier youth orchestra program, GTCYS attracts 1,000 of the Twin Cities’ most talented students. Our advertising reach extends to more than 7,000 students, parents, teachers, friends, and arts patrons.

Click here for details about 2018-19 advertising opportunities. Questions? Contact executive director Megen Balda at

Special thanks to our 2017-18 premier advertisers listed below.

all-strings-attachedAll Strings Attached is a specialty string shop dedicated to providing the highest quality instruments in the Twin Cities. From our popular rental program to professional sales instruments – we are proud to serve musicians of all levels!


Cadenza Music offers quality, lovingly-maintained instruments for lease or purchase. Printed music, teacher discounts, group or private lessons, repair services., 651-644-3611


carnegie-mellons-school-of-music2Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music combines the strengths of a professional conservatory program with those of a research university to foster the artistic excellence required by today’s competitive music field.


Eastman School of Music
An Eastman education forges the highest levels of artistry and scholarship with deep musicianship skills and entrepreneurial savvy. Graduates emerge as leaders in their respective disciplines and are shaping the future of music.


fein is a premier destination for people searching for a fine stringed instrument. If you are searching for a new handcrafted violin, viola, or cello, we can make it an easy and enjoyable experience!


Master violin maker David Folland is at the forefront of the world’s makers and restorers. He offers adjustment and repair that will make your instrument sound and play better than ever.



Whether you’re a beginner, professional or reacquainting yourself with the joys of playing, House of Note brings you the very best instruments, accessories, and personal service.


Talent. Curiosity. Ambition. You have what it takes! Let us sharpen your skill and broaden your horizons as we prepare you for a successful career in music. Come play with us!



Luther College features a unique first-year program that forms a supportive community for learning research, thinking, and writing skills. It also has one of the largest undergraduate music programs.



MacPhail is the nation’s largest non-profit music school and is available to all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Our exceptional teachers, community, and experience provide a place to grow.


Minnehaha Academy is a top-ranked Christian college prep school committed to academic excellence for students in Pre-K through grade 12. We provide high-quality education integrating Christian faith and learning in the Twin Cities Metro.

Schmitt Music is your trusted, family-owned music store, committed to providing you with superior products and services. We now offer a full line of fine contemporary orchestral string instruments at our Woodbury and Brooklyn Center stores!



A community music school offering private lessons from excellent faculty, foundational classes for infants to age 7, Suzuki, many performance opportunities. All instruments, all levels, all ages.


Minnesota’s largest private university, with 10,000 students committed to the common good. A faculty of artist-practitioners offers progressive coursework to undergraduate and graduate music students.

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